Antimicrobial Stewardship and Microbiology Lab Collaborations in Community Hospitals

January 27, 2021

Effective antimicrobial stewardship is a team sport, and requires the buy-in and support of all healthcare professionals involved in direct patient care. The more that they learn how they can each contribute to these goals and the general principles of antimicrobial stewardship, the better we can all work together to optimize care for our patients and remain aware of when antibiotics are helpful vs harmful.

Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physicians, and Physician Assistants

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the lack of knowledge for practitioners who are not ID-trained because of how quickly changes occur with antibiotic resistance, changes in microbiology susceptibility breakpoints, published literature, new antimicrobial agents, new dosing regimens to optimize effectiveness, adverse effects.
  • Discuss what clinicians learn in school and training about antibiotics and anti-infective therapy quickly goes outdated and requires focus and specialization to keep up with the latest standards of care.
  • Discuss the lack of competence often exists because of a lack of resources and time to develop skills necessary to manage effective antimicrobial stewardship programs.
  • Recognize education such as this webinar is needed to address these gaps and offer actionable solutions for clinicians who do not know the strategies that work and how to effectively manage their programs.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/27/2021
Course expires: 
02/13/2021
Event starts: 
01/27/2021 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
01/27/2021 - 1:00pm

Effective antimicrobial stewardship is a team sport, and requires the buy-in and support of all healthcare professionals involved in direct patient care. The more that they learn how they can each contribute to these goals and the general principles of antimicrobial stewardship, the better we can all work together to optimize care for our patients and remain aware of when antibiotics are helpful vs harmful.

Teams
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Moderator: Ryan Shields, PharmD, MS

Presenters:

  1. Erin K. McCreary, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
  2. J. Ryan Bariola, MD, FIDSA
  3. Kim D’itri

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME) The University of Pittsburgh designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE) The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

Pharmacy (CPE) This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Other Healthcare Professionals: Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
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